President and Chief Executive Officer
Daniel J. Santaniello was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Fidelity Bank in December 2010. From 2001 to December 2010, he has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and head of Retail Banking of Fidelity Bank.
Since his appointment to President and CEO, Fidelity Bank been named “Top 200 Community Banks in the Country” for four consecutive years by the American Banker’s Association as well as the number one community bank brand as measured by a blind market study. Fidelity Bank has also succeeded in earning the rank of number one mortgage lender in Lackawanna County Pennsylvania for six successive years, as noted by peer community bank and HMDA data.
Through his vision for the future of community banking, he has successfully transformed Fidelity Bank into an organization passionate on delivering an unparalleled client experience by focusing on the needs of its employees, clients, community and shareholders. Under Mr. Santaniello’s leadership, Fidelity Bank’s assets have increased 52%.
Mr. Santaniello is dedicated to both his profession and to many local philanthropic and civic organizations throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania. He proudly serves on the Board of Directors for the Pennsylvania Association of Bankers and his commitment to his community has been honored by several civic and cultural organizations.
Currently, he serves as Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Directors of the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce, 1st Vice President of the Board of Directors for the Scranton Cultural Center, 2nd Vice Chairman of the Board of Director’s for Friendship House and Treasurer of the Prostate Cancer Awareness Foundation. Santaniello also sits on St. Joseph’s Center Foundation Board and the Lackawanna Workforce Investment Board. He is a passionate volunteer of his time and talent through fundraising for the Women’s Resource Center, his alma mater Marywood University and its Bold Heart Steering Committee, and he serves on his church’s Finance Council at Saint Eulalia’s Parish, Moscow.
Born and raised in Lackawanna County, Mr. Santaniello is a 1990 graduate of Marywood University where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.